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- Soldier buried in Union 70 years after death May 16, 2021UNION, S.C. (WSPA)- A soldier who died fighting in the Korean War more than 70 years ago finally returned home and being buried in Union. Army Corporal Ralph Boughman was reported missing in action on December 2, 1950, when his unit was attacked by enemy forces in North Korea. One member of the Patriot Guard […]
- 1 dead in single-vehicle collision in Union Co., troopers say May 16, 2021One person died after being involved in a single-vehicle crash Saturday night, the South Carolina Highway Patrol said.
- Greenville Co. Deputies safely locate missing teen May 15, 2021Deputies with the Greenville County Sheriff's Office are searching for a missing 14-year-old last seen Saturday afternoon.
- Deputies: Missing dementia patient found May 15, 2021Deputies with the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office are asking for the public's help in locating a missing patient of Rosewood Assisted Living.
- NYC Pride parade bans police; Gay officers 'disheartened' May 15, 2021Organizers of New York City’s Pride events said Saturday they are banning police and other law enforcement from marching in their huge annual parade until at least 2025 and will also seek to keep on-duty officers a block away from the celebration of LGBTQ people and history.
- Damage assessment begins on overturned cargo ship after fire May 15, 2021A salvage team on Saturday began assessing damage caused by a fire inside the remains of an overturned cargo ship that is being dismantled along the Georgia coast.
- Colonial Pipeline says 'normal operations' have resumed following ransomware attack May 15, 2021Georgia-based Colonial Pipeline had begun the process of restarting the pipeline's operations on Wednesday evening, warning it could take several days for the supply chain to return to normal. But the operator announced Saturday it has resumed “normal operations."
- New government program offers $50 off monthly internet bill for eligible households: Here's how to apply May 15, 2021The new FCC initiative, called the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB), is currently accepting applications. Here's what you need to know and how to apply.
- Alabama mom hospitalized with COVID-19 meets newborn son for first time May 15, 2021A 911 dispatcher hospitalized with COVID-19 at an Alabama hospital finally met her son 17 days after giving birth.
- Israeli strike destroys Gaza building with AP, other media May 15, 2021GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — An Israeli airstrike on Saturday targeted and destroyed a high-rise building in Gaza City that housed offices of The Associated Press and other media outlets. AP’s president said the agency was “shocked and horrified” at the strike. AP staffers and other tenants safely evacuated the building after the military […]
- Woman killed during crash on Business 85 in Spartanburg Co. May 15, 2021SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WSPA) - South Carolina Highway Patrol responded to a crash on Business 85 near Bryant Road that killed one person Saturday morning. Troopers said, the driver of a 2004 Toyota Sedan was travelling South on Business 85 near Bryant Road. The driver travelled off the left side of the road, lost control of […]
- Derek Jeter sells Florida mansion, which he once rented to Tom Brady, for $22.5 million May 15, 2021The home sold for $22.5 million, the most expensive private home sale ever in the city of Tampa, according to Smith & Associates, the listing agents on the property.
- Crews on scene of a mobile home fire in Pickens Co. May 15, 2021PICKENS CO., S.C. (WSPA) - The Pickens County Emergency Management said that crews responded to a mobile home fire on Forestry Drive Saturday. When crews arrived, the mobile home was fully engulfed with flames, according to emergency management. They say one person is being treated by EMS for injuries. There is no word on the […]
- Greenville Drive drops mask requirement for fans May 15, 2021GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) - The Greenville Drive will be dropping mask requirements for fans. In accordance with Major League Baseball deferring to state and local authorities regarding masks and face coverings in ballparks, fans will no longer be required to wear a mask at Fluor Field, according to Greenville Drive's statement on Twitter. The new […]
- Suzanne Morphew's husband, accused in her murder, charged with submitting presidential ballot in her name May 15, 2021Prosecutors have filed new charges against Barry Morphew, alleging the man accused of murdering his missing wife submitted a presidential ballot in her name.
- High-tech wristband reminds employees to wash hands, tracks how well they do it May 15, 2021A high-tech wristband from a Los Angeles startup named Vitalacy is helping employees remember to wash their hands. It even knows where they started washing and how long they scrubbed or sanitized.
- Charlotte Motor Speedway to reopen at full capacity after Gov. Cooper lifts distancing requirements May 15, 2021‘Today is a great day’: Gov. Cooper lifts capacity, social distancing mandates and most mask requirements
- This is the biggest contagion spot for COVID in airports May 15, 2021With more than half the country at least partially vaccinated, many are eager to venture forth from their homes and travel.
- Armed Forces Day: Walt Disney World honors cast member who served in WWII with flag-raising ceremony May 15, 2021In honor of Armed Forces Day, Disney Parks is sharing a tribute to U.S. Navy veteran Alex Stromski, who not only enlisted during WWII at the age of 17, but also earned the rank of Lieutenant Commander during his decades-long career.
- NC Gov. Cooper relaxes COVID restrictions; some apprehensive moving forward with new guidance May 15, 2021Lots of changes to Covid-19 restrictions in North Carolina as Governor Roy Cooper announced Friday that businesses no longer have to operate at reduced capacity and masks are no longer required in most indoor and outdoor settings.